siz·​able | \ˈsī-zə-bəl \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable 

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ˈsī-​zə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.

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The milestone is one of many signs that Waymo has a sizable lead in the race to commercialize driverless car technology. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Waymo’s driverless cars have driven way mo’ miles than rivals’," 10 Oct. 2018 The governor has $30 million in his campaign war chest, and a sizable lead in the polls. Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "What Does Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Mean for Cynthia Nixon?," 27 June 2018 The crowds were sizable and committed — organizers claimed 100,000 walked down Pall Mall — but the demonstrations were not seismic. William Booth, Washington Post, "‘The decision of a lifetime’: Protesters in London call for another Brexit vote," 23 June 2018 Arundel scored four runs in its first at-bat and maintained a sizable lead until Shelby Wheeler hit a three-run homer in the seventh to bring the Panthers within a run., "Varsity roundup (April 26): Etchison leads Westminster past South Carroll in boys lacrosse," 27 Apr. 2018 Another sizable halftime lead, gone in the third quarter. Joe Vardon,, "New Cavaliers show they may belong in LeBron James' huddle after all: Inside Cavs-Pacers series," 23 Apr. 2018 The unwritten sportsmanship rule of basketball is that if a team has a sizable lead in the waning seconds of a game, that team will run out the clock to either finish the game or take a team turnover instead of increasing the score. Sarah Todd,, "Joel Embiid 'doubtful' for Sixers-Heat Game 3," 18 Apr. 2018 And the distance between the Wolverines and a league title still appears to be sizable. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's rough recruiting day a reminder of Jim Harbaugh's reality," 7 Feb. 2018 Lisbon, Portugal, for example, is now home to sizable and visible Brazilian, Cape Verdean, and Angolan populations. Jesse J. Holland And Russell Contreras, Fox News, "Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire," 15 July 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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